This is Episode 2 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.
Episode 2 includes:
The start of a new monthly feature called Working Over Time, with regular expert commentators Rosemary Trump and Charlie McCollester. Host Nathan Ruggles engages with them on the issue of worker health and safety in the time of a pandemic, with a historic perspective and attention to the role of unions.
Following that is a discussion with Larry McCullough covering free online programs and upcoming eventsl hosted by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. The show ends as always with an appropriate music selection from Larry. This time: “We Just Come to Work Here, We Don’t Come to Die” composed by Oregon longshoreman Harry Stamper and recorded for Smithsonian Folkways by Pittsburgh singer-songwriter and labor activist Anne Feeney.
“We Just Come to Work Here, We Don’t Come to Die” — Anne Feeney, Classic Labor Songs (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), 2006. On Spotify.
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Music: "Americana" by Mr. Smith.